DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES SPIKE SERIES!04/18/12 @ 1:23 pm EST
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JOSS WHEDON’S ANTIHERO VAMPIRE RETURNS!
COSTUMES, STARS, AND ADVENTURES THROUGH CALGARY COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO04/17/15 @ 8:42 pm EST
Dark Horse Comics announces a brand-new Spike miniseries slated for release this summer!
Written by Victor Gischler (X-Men
, Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth
and drawn by Paul Lee (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, The Devil’s Footprints
promises to be the series all Joss Whedon fans will be talking about.
Spike ventures off world in his bug ship in order to get away from some personal frustration on terra firma, and winds up sucked into a demonic plot to take advantage of the absence of magic on earth.
“What I love about working with Dark Horse on Buffy
-related material is that they take great care to capture the feel of the characters and stories from the television show, of which I was a huge fan. Getting my hands on the characters I’ve loved so much over the years is a dream come true,” said Gischler. Spike
#1 will be on sale August 22, 2012!About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
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: Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist.
Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars
, Avatar: The Last Airbender
, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, Conan the Barbarian
, Mass Effect
Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.
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'AGENT CARTER' SEASON 2 LOOKS LESS LIKELY FOLLOWING LATEST MARVEL/ABC NEWS04/17/15 @ 8:25 pm EST
Just because Thursday was the first day of the 2015 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo doesn’t mean event organizers couldn’t keep on announcing guests.
Neil Patrick Harris was at the Stampede Grounds today.
But first, Calgary had a Parade of Wonders to contend with.
The annual fan march through the core began at Eau Claire Market at 11 a.m. and finished at Olympic Plaza for the official kick-off of a weekend chock-full of TV stars, artists, sci-fi icons and cosplay.
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DC COMICS' VARIANT COVER THEME FOR JULY IS "TEEN TITANS GO!"04/17/15 @ 7:58 pm EST
Ever since the conclusion of its first season earlier this year, many hardcore Marvel fans have been asking for is a second season renewal to the beloved ABC event-series, Agent Carter
. However, the reality of the show’s situation is its period setting and movie caliber star Hayley Atwell raises the price per episode substantially for a series that ultimately tracked well below Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
in the same timeslot.
Now, thanks to two new updates on the Marvel TV front via ABC, the chances of the series seeing the light of day again are slimmer than ever.
According to two updates from EW, one from earlier this week and one from earlier today, ABC is working to develop a new spin-off series to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
in addition to also teaming with American Crime
executive producer/12 Years a Slave
writer John Ridley for a new “mysterious series.” Based on the two reports, it remains unclear if the John Ridley project is indeed the same one as the S.H.I.E.L.D.
spin-off, but even if it’s not, given the Ridley development in particular, the business side of Agent Carter
simply doesn’t seem as viable as a renewal of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
To its credit, Agent Carter
was a show designed with a finite eight episodes in mind. By the end of the season finale, every major thread had been resolved and a fan-service post-credit scene did a great job at looping the series back into the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier
. From a story perspective, there’s no incentive to renew Agent Carter
, which wouldn’t be a death nail if it wasn’t for the fact that the season finale tracked in a series low rating of 4.02 million viewers overall with a 1.3 share in the 18-49 demo. On its worst day, S.H.I.E.L.D.
tracked a 1.4 in 18-49 with 3.73 million overall – the higher 18-49 rating being the key factor. In its most recent episode, the series tracked a 1.6 in demo with 4.04 million viewers overall. Critical reception aside, S.H.I.E.L.D.
is a better rated show for ABC.
--While it was nice to be able to enjoy Agent Carter
knowing it wouldn’t leave storylines hanging, the lack of performance means there’s no incentive for ABC executives to order more episodes. In the end, the show served its purpose in keeping the S.H.I.E.L.D.
timeslot warm during its break so as to allow for more consistent episode runs of 10 and 12 non-stop weeks in the fall and spring – which are basically the things that saved S.H.I.E.L.D.
’s ratings. Ultimately, it seems like the better play. A new series in the holiday break slot will open up ABC to more varieties of Marvel programming and potential new audiences. The odds of Carter
growing in audience past what it has are slim, but the odds of a new series tracking with more viewers seems very likely at the moment.
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STAN LEE AND STEVE WOZNIAK TO LAUNCH SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON, HAVE ACQUIRED BIG WOW04/17/15 @ 7:36 pm EST
In his weekly CBR column "Axel-in-Charge," Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso confirmed that writer Jeff Lemire had more work for Marvel on the way.
"This was Jeff's first retreat," Alonso shared when asked about a photo of the retreat that had surfaced online.
"Jeff was a great addition to the room. He had a lot of great ideas and his constructive criticism helped shape some of the ideas in formation. I get the sense that he was thirsty to experience this kind of dynamic... this collaborative challenge. 'Hawkeye' is just the tip of the iceberg of what Jeff will be bringing to the Marvel Universe," Alonso writes.
"All-New Hawkeye" is Lemire's first Marvel Comic. He is currently writing a creator owned series with Dustin Nguyen called "Descender," which has been optioned for a film by Sony, and worked on popular DC Comics titles like "Green Arrow" and "Animal Man."
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BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE TRAILER OFFICIALLY RELEASED ONLINE04/17/15 @ 7:31 pm EST
San Jose is about to be overwhelmed with Comic Cons. Wizard World San Jose is going to be held September 4th-5th. The Alternative Press Expo, now run by Dan Vado and SLG Publishing, will be held October 3rd-4th. This weekend is Big Wow Comic Fest, (formerly known as Super-Con before some other convention in Florida took the name) which has some of the best guest to attendee ratio for a local convention.
But on the eve of Big Wow, an announcement has been made. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of a little company you may have heard of called Apple, has announced that in collaboration with Stan Lee, he’s going to be running a new convention in San Jose March 19-20th. Silicon Valley Comic Con has also acquired Big Wow as a subsidiary convention, and will be promoting the new event at the convention starting tomorrow.
Stan Lee’s name, while seemingly attached to this endeavor solely to provide geek cred, goes imply that the Man himself will be a guest of honor, but that remains to be seen. (Source: Bleeding Cool)
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LUCAS TILL RETURNING AS HAVOK IN X-MEN: APOCALYPSE04/17/15 @ 7:26 pm EST
Warner Bros. has just officially released the very first trailer for Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is being directed by Zack Snyder, who directed Man of Steel. Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on March 25, 2016.
To see the trailer, click here: https://youtu.be/IwfUnkBfdZ4
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WONDER WOMAN MOVIE TO HAVE CHARACTER-DRIVEN STORY04/17/15 @ 7:21 pm EST
Director Bryan Singer has announced that Lucas Till will return for a third outing as the mutant Havok in X-Men: Apocalypse
Till previously appeared as Havok in X-Men: First Class
, and again for a scene in X-Men: Apocalypse
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MARVELíS SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 TO BE WRITTEN BY GREG RUCKA AND ART BY MARCO CHECCHETTO04/17/15 @ 3:20 pm EST
Michelle MacLaren exited Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman
movie amid what was called “creative differences” in early reports. Emerging new details shed light on the specifics of those differences, and hint at what kind of film Warner Bros. wants Wonder Woman
Multiple Sources tell Variety that MacLaren’s vision of Wonder Woman
was an epic origin story similar to Braveheart
. Warner Bros. reportedly wants to go a different route, with a more character-driven narrative and less action, a movie they believe the newly hired director Patty Jenkins can provide.
Warner Bros. moved quickly to find a new director in order to keep Wonder Woman
on schedule, and is now moving quickly to get Jenkins up to speed on the pre-production that has been done already. The next step is reportedly casting the male love interest to play opposite Gal Gadot. Warner Bros. is said to be sending test offers to several actors sometime in the coming week.Wonder Woman
is scheduled for theatrical release on June 23, 2017.
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MEET 'LORD OF THE RINGS' STAR SEAN ASTIN AT WIZARD WORLD RICHMOND, FORT LAUDERDALE, TULSA04/17/15 @ 3:07 pm EST
The Empire has fallen. It is now a time for resurgence. It is a time for new beginnings. This September, Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm are excited to present the newest chapter of the Star Wars
mythos with Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire
comic book legend,
Greg Rucka (Cyclops
) with art by Marco Checchetto (Avengers World
Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, this new Marvel Comics limited series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars
universe and will offer a glimpse into December’s Star Wars
:The Force Awakens
“The world has been wondering what happened after the fall of the Empire since the credits first rolled on ‘Return of the Jedi’ in 1983,” says series editor Jordan D. White. “Now, on the dawn of the next chapter of the saga, we’re incredibly proud to be involved in revealing the events that happen immediately following the end of ‘Return of the Jedi’!”Once again, Marvel brings the biggest creators in the industry to the biggest characters in a galaxy far, far away. Be there when the Star Wars
line expands this September in Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens – Shattered Empire #1
Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire #1
Written by GREG RUCKA
Art by MARCO CHECHETTOCover by PHIL NOTO
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, known for his work as the loyal, trustworthy "Samwise Gamgee" in the Lord Of The Rings
franchise, will attend three Wizard World Comic Cons in the coming months.
Astin has also taken on memorable roles as the inspirational lead inRudy
and "Mikey," the spirited leader of The Goonies
. The Academy Award nominee has also appeared in the Adam Sandler comedies 50 First Dates
Astin will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive Q&A panel entitled "Out of the Shire with Sean Astin" at Wizard World events in Richmond (August 1-2), Fort Lauderdale(October 3-4) and Tulsa (October 24-25)